Translation of "say" - English-Spanish dictionary

say

verb uk /seɪ/ us /seɪ/ present participle saying, past tense and past participle said

A1 to speak words

decir
‘I’d like to go home,’ she said.
How do you say this word?

B1 to tell someone about a fact or opinion

decir
He said that he was leaving.

B1 to give information in writing, numbers, or signs

poner
My watch says one o’clock.

B1 to think or believe

decir, suponer
People say that he’s over 100.
it goes without saying

If something goes without saying, it is obvious or generally accepted.

huelga decir
It goes without saying that smoking is harmful.

(Translation of “say” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

say

verb /sei/ (3rd person singular present tense says /sez/, past tense, past participle said /sed/)

to speak or utter

decir
What did you say?
She said ’Yes’.

to tell, state or declare

decir
She said how she had enjoyed meeting me
She is said to be very beautiful.

to repeat

decir
The child says her prayers every night.

to guess or estimate

decir
I can’t say when he’ll return.
saying noun

something often said, especially a proverb etc

dicho
a well-known saying.
have (something, nothing etc) to say for oneself

to be able/unable to explain one’s actions etc

guardarse una carta en la manga
Your work is very careless – what have you to say for yourself?
I wouldn’t say no to

I would like

no diré que no a
I wouldn’t say no to an ice-cream.
(let’s) say

roughly; approximately; about

digamos
You’ll arrive there in, (let’s) say, three hours.
say the word

I’m ready to obey your wishes

sólo tienes que dedirlo
If you’d like to go with me, say the word.
that is to say

in other words; I mean

es decir
He was here last Thursday, that’s to say the 4th of June.

(Translation of “say” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)